Community Events

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Author Event: What's Up with White Women by Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Virtual | VIEW RECORDING HERE

What's Up with White Women? is a guide for white women to strengthen their anti-racism practices. A powerful model using self-reflection and real-life stories of white women's experiences with sexism and white privilege gives them the tools to cultivate genuine partnerships with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

As a white woman, ask yourself: are you upholding or fighting racism?

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Ilsa Govan & Tilman Smith with Karena Hooks
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Virtual | VIEW RECORDING HERE

Govan and Smith offer a frank yet compassionate guide for white women interested in becoming more effective in cross-cultural, anti-racist practices. The authors dive into stories of white women’s experiences with sexism, racism, and white privilege and discuss how white women harm BIPOC (and themselves) by colluding with systems of oppression. They cover how white women often hijack conversations on race. And they provide guiding questions and actions for strengthening anti-racism practices. After all, the opportunity for deeper understanding comes with a powerful companion: the unique opportunity to take action.

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Ilsa Govan & Tilman Smith --- What's Up with White Women?
Monday, October 25, 2021
Virtual | VIEW RECORDING HERE

Third Place Books is thrilled to welcome Ilsa Govan and Tilman Smith—educators, social justice activists, and Seattle-based workshop facilitators—for a presentation on their new book, What's Up with White Women?: Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege in Pursuit of Racial Justice.

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Strategies for Living with David McMillian
Monday, November 8, 2021
Radio Recording | LISTEN HERE

What's Up with White Women?

Unpacking Sexism and White Privilege

Life Strategist: Ilsa Govan and Tillman Smith

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What's Up with White Women? Book Launch
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Virtual | 4:00PM PST | WATCH HERE!

This book launch event will feature a conversation between the authors and two visionary historians, Lisa Doi, Community Organizer with Tsuru for Solidarity, and Delbert Richardson, community scholar and founder of national award-winning Unspoken Truths American History Museum. We’ll explore the historic and current role of white women in relation to the anti-oppression work being led by these organizations, as well as illuminate patterns of behavior present in white women that both uphold and undermine their efforts.